Rated 5 out of 5 by Kent from This reader Rocks!! It really works on my MBP 15 Retina! I feel that our testing represents realistic real world performance; we didn’t go out of our way to optimise the test PC, or use a PC with an overclocked CPU and an OS with no applications install. There are high-performance laptops available with RPM hard disks and very fast CPUs and sub-systems that will undoubtedly deliver better performance, especially with the faster cards, when using the Lexar Pro ExpressCard CF card reader. From then on, a CF card needs to be in place when the ExpressCard is inserted. On paper ExpressCard readers are fast but in practice other factors can limit performance Price:

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When this happens most of the time this user has had to reboot the computer in order for it to again recognize the CompactFlash card. I think I made the right one. On paper ExpressCard readers are fast but in practice other factors can limit performance Price: It is several times faster than any USB reader.

For drivers to be installed, the device must be plugged in with a CF card inserted. In other words, the USB connections we are all familiar with becomes a bottleneck and slows these cards down. One thing that I feel could be improved is the instructions for installing the software driver.

This driver has it working again under El Capitan. This is contrary to the advice for some USB devices where you need to install the driver first, and only then connect the device.


From then on, a CF card needs to be in place when the ExpressCard is inserted.

Be the first to review this item. You’d think, therefore, that we’d see even faster transfer rates than with our previous tests using FireWire Had no problems using it once I installed the driver on my Macbook Pro Lexar actually recommended to return the unit. So how can these differences be explained?

Otherwise it’s an excellent addition which has less to lose in terms of cabling than many other choices in high exoresscard card readers. Rated 3 out of 5 by Adam B. Im copmactflash sure why everyone is complaining that it sticks out because of course it does!!

Even if you have a fast connection for rearer card epxresscard, system overheads and other bottlenecks have an effect on real world transfer rates.

The only downside if you could call it that is that it sticks out on the side and could get bumped but so can other cabled devices. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Rated 5 out of 5 by wes hamachi from Macbook Pro plug and play I currently own a MBP 17 and needed something better than Testing was done by copying a folder of 1GB, approximately, worth of image files.

Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader Gbps | eBay

The only problem is that older CF cards mainly slower than x, or ones that don’t indicate they are UDMA class don’t work at all well with the Lexar ExpressCard reader. Read on for a possible solution. In order to be used, drivers must be installed. When we used the USB 2. This convenient and portable reader works with any Mac or PC laptop with a 54mm or 34mm ExpressCard slot, making it an excellent choice for photographers on the go.


Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash Reader 2.5 Gbps

It feels cheap and fragile. Not only compadtflash quick transfer of all photos in Aperture, i also use it to transcode in log and transfer Final Cut Pro via the plugin video shot on my 5D. Unfortunately, we ledar no plans on releasing an update for that reader since things have been leaning more towards Thunderbolt series and USB 3. Is Compact Flash on the way out? Reasonable care should be exercised when inserting or removing the device so as to avoid putting undue stress on the area where the CF holder meets the metal insert.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I would give it 5 stars if the initial installation were explained clearer. Much of it can be put down to bottlenecks in the architecture of a typical laptop computer.